Assistant Professor, Music
Music Bldg, Room 219
Saxophonist Edward Goodman is a versatile emerging performer, improviser, educator, and scholar comfortable in a wide array of musical idioms.
Edward Goodman was appointed Assistant Professor of Saxophone at The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music in the fall of 2016. Dr. Goodman’s performance career has led to appearances around the globe as a soloist, chamber musician, and various other concert settings. Prestigious venues include having performed at the Kennedy Center, Regional and National Biennial North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences, and in eight performances in and around the SaxOpen Festival in Strasbourg, France, featuring his professional saxophone ensemble, The Moanin’ Frogs. The Moanin’ Frogs continue to define what is possible within a chamber setting by performing an expansive repertoire which explores jazz, pop, as well as classical music. Committed to inspiring future generations of musicians, The Moanin’ Frogs have entered into partnership with the Conn-Selmer Division of Education, allowing the ensemble to give performances and interactive sessions with students nationwide.
Dr. Goodman has received numerous awards of regional and national acclaim, including first prize in the North American Saxophone Alliance National Classical Solo Competition, 1st prize of the Society of Musical Arts Competition, winner of Michigan State University’s Concerto Competition, and winner of University of Michigan’s Concerto Competition. He was seleceted three times to perfrom as a soloist on the Collage Concerts of Michigan State University (2008) and the University of Michina (2014 and 2016). As an orchestral performer, Dr. Goodman serves as principle saxophonist in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra under José Luis Gomez, and has performed as principal saxophonist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, the Music Academy of the West Orchestra under Larry Rachleff, the New World Symphony under Jeffrey Milarsky, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra under Arie Lipsky, and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra under Kenneth Kiesler. He has also performed with chamber ensembles such as the PRISM Saxophone Quartet and the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet. Edward is equally at home in jazz as a composer and improviser, regularly performing in chamber jazz settings. He was a regular member of The Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, an early jazz big band based in Ann Arbor, MI. Being an avid promoter of new music, Edward has commissioned several pieces for the saxophone in a variety of mediums as a result of his versatility as an artist.
Dr. Goodman has been invited as a guest artist and clinician at several colleges and universities across the country such as Michigan State University, Oakland University, Eastern Michigan, Temple University, University of Nevada Las Vegas, New Mexico State University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. In the summer, Dr. Goodman serves on the summer faculty of both Interlochen Center of the Arts and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.
Dr. Goodman earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts (2016) and Master of Music (2013) degrees in saxophone performance and improvisation from the University of Michigan where he studied with Dr. Timothy McAllister, Professor Donald Sinta, and Professor Andrew Bishop. At the University of Michigan he was a receipient of the Lawerence Teal Fellowship. Goodman received Bachelor of Music degrees from Michigan State University (2010) in saxophone performance and music education where he studied with Professor Joseph Lulloff and Professor Diego Rivera.
Edward Goodman is a Yamaha Artist and plays Yamaha saxophones exclusively. He is also endorsed by D’Addario and plays exclusively on D’Addario saxophone reeds.